Get Involved


Speakers & Agenda
John Ward
(917) 445-6029
jward@greenpearlevents.com


Attendee Registrations
Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
scott@greenpearlevents.com


Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3940
amber@greenpearlevents.com

We are excited to announce the 8th New York Commercial Real Estate Summit presented by JLL. On June 5th, the industry’s most active developers, investors, owners, and operators in office, retail, industrial, and hospitality will gather to answer some of the market’s toughest questions and provide insight on how to address key issues, such as changing tenant behaviors, the rise of Opportunity Zones, flexible lease terms, and market disruptions.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from some of the market’s most dynamic players from leading firms, such as RXR, L&L MAG, Time Equities, SL Green and Acadia Realty Trust.

Key reasons to attend:

  • Hear from today’s leading market players on recent development and investment activity in the city and beyond
  • Discover new opportunities in overlooked / underserved neighborhoods and asset types
  • Learn what’s hot in office, retail, industrial and hotel products all in one event
  • Gain insight on what tenants are looking for in today’s market
  • Participate with industry leaders in closed-door, peer-to-peer roundtables (for select participants)

Check out the recap from this event and see more pictures here.

Bob Knakal, JLL
Emerging Opportunities panel
Audience
Networking

New York Commercial Real Estate
Market Update

  • Bob Knakal, Chairman – Head of NY Investment Sales, JLL

Speakers

  • Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager – New York Development, Lendlease
  • Chris Conlon, EVP & COO, Acadia Realty Trust
  • Craig Deitelzweig, President & CEO, MARX Realty
  • William Elder, EVP & Managing Director, RXR Realty
  • Susan Fine, Principal, Fine Development Partners
  • Kenneth Fisher, Partner, Fisher Brothers
  • Spencer Garfield, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO, L&L MAG
  • Francis Greenburger, CEO, Time Equities
  • Dov Hertz, Founder, DH Property Holdings
  • Leslie Himmel, Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff Properties
  • Michael Kazmierski, Principal & Director – Acquisitions, Kaufman Organization
  • Al Laboz, Principal, United American Land
  • Toby Moskovits, CEO, Heritage Equity Partners
  • Sarang Peruri, Principal, Oxford Capital Group
  • Daniel Rudin, Director – U.S. Real Estate, Angelo, Gordon & Co.
  • David Schonbraun, Co-Chief Investment Officer, SL Green Realty
  • Julie Stein, SVP & Executive Director of Sunset Park, New York City Economic Development Corp.
  • Aaron Appel, Vice Chairman – Head of NYC Capital Markets, JLL
  • Joe Ben-Zvi, COO, The Guarantors
  • Mike D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Engineered Tax Services
  • Jonathan Hageman, Managing Director, JLL
  • Jeff Hendler, CEO, Logical Buildings
  • Ron Lagnado, Partner, Mazars
  • Shari Laskowitz, Of Counsel, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti
  • George Moffa, Partner, Mazars
  • Richard Morell, EVP Business Development, Equiem
  • Amol Pachnanda, Partner, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti
  • Nina Roket, Partner, Olshan Frome Wolosky
  • Abe Schlisselfeld, Partner, Marks Paneth
  • Pam Swidler, Global Head of RE Transactions, WeWork

New York Commercial Real Estate
Market Update

Bob Knakal

Bob Knakal
Chairman
New York Investment Sales
JLL

Speakers

Melissa Burch

Melissa Burch
Executive General Manager –
New York Development
Lendlease

Chris Conlon

Chris Conlon
EVP & COO
Acadia Realty Trust

Craig Deitelzweig

Craig Deitelzweig
President & CEO
MARX Realty

William Elder

William Elder
EVP & Managing Director
RXR Realty

Susan Fine

Susan Fine
Principal
Fine Development Partners

Kenneth Fisher

Kenneth Fisher
Partner
Fisher Brothers

Spencer Garfield

Spencer Garfield
Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group

MaryAnne Gilmartin

MaryAnne Gilmartin
CEO
L&L MAG

Francis Greenburger

Francis Greenburger
CEO
Time Equities

Dov Hertz

Dov Hertz
Founder
DH Property Holdings

Leslie Himmel

Leslie Himmel
Managing Partner
Himmel & Meringoff
Properties

Michael Kazmierski

Michael Kazmierski
Principal & Director – Acquisitions
Kaufman Organization

Al Laboz

Al Laboz
Principal
United American Land

Toby Moskovitz

Toby Moskovits
CEO
Heritage Equity Partners

Sarang Peruri

Sarang Peruri
Principal
Oxford Capital Group

Daniel Rudin

Daniel Rudin
Director – U.S. Real Estate
Angelo, Gordon & Co.

David Schonbraun

David Schonbraun
Co-Chief Investment Officer
SL Green Realty

Julie Stein

Julie Stein
SVP & Executive Director of Sunset Park
New York City Economic
Development Corp.

Aaron Appel

Aaron Appel
Vice Chairman – Head of NYC
Capital Markets
JLL

Joe Ben-Zvi

Joe Ben-Zvi
COO
The Guarantors

Michael-DOnofrio

Mike D’Onofrio
Managing Director
Engineered Tax Services

Jonathan Hageman

Jonathan Hageman
Managing Director
JLL

Jeff Hendler

Jeff Hendler
CEO
Logical Buildings

Ron Lagnado

Ron Lagnado
Partner
Mazars

Shari Laskowitz

Shari Laskowitz
Of Counsel
Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti

George Moffa

George Moffa
Partner
Mazars

Richard Morell

Richard Morell
EVP Business Development
Equiem

Amol Pachnanda

Amol Pachnanda
Partner
Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti

Nina Roket

Nina Roket
Partner
Olshan Frome Wolosky

Abe Schlisselfeld

Abe Schlisselfeld
Partner
Marks Paneth

Pam Swidler

Pam Swidler
Global Head of RE Transactions
WeWork

Featured Participants

  • Nick Bienstock, Savanna
  • Lisa Brill, Shearman & Sterling
  • Chris Conlon, Acadia Realty Trust
  • Bryan Emerson, Shearman & Sterling
  • Kevin Danehy, Brookfield
  • Greg Fitchitt, Howard Hughes Corporation
  • GauRav Khanna, Gazit Horizons
  • Jonathan Krausche, RPT Realty
  • Meghan Kruger, Seritage Growth Properties
  • Nicole Meyer, Kushner Companies
  • Richard Monopoli, Boston Properties
  • Toby Moskovits, Heritage Equity Partners
  • Sara Rubenstein, Continental Ventures
  • Jonathan Schultz, Onyx Equities
  • Michael Seeve, Mountain Development
  • Jack Sitt, Thor Equities
  • Ross Spitalnick, Muss Development
  • Simon Wasserberger, EQ Office
  • Nelson Yoder, Crawford-Hoying

Featured Participants

Nick Bienstock

Savanna

Lisa Brill

Shearman & Sterling

Chris Conlon

Acadia Realty Trust

Kevin Danehy

Brookfield

Bryan Emerson

Shearman & Sterling

Greg Fitchitt

Howard Hughes Corporation

GauRav Khanna

Gazit Horizons

Jonathan Krausche

RPT Realty

Meghan Kruger

Seritage Growth Properties

Nicole Meyer

Kushner Companies

Richard Monopoli

Boston Properties

Toby Moskovits

Heritage Equity Partners

Sara Rubenstein

Continental Ventures

Jonathan Schultz

Onyx Equities

Michael Seeve

Mountain Development

Jack Sitt

Thor Equities

Ross Spitalnick

Muss Development

Simon Wasserberger

EQ Office

Nelson Yoder

Crawford-Hoying

Agenda

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:55 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:00 AM

A New York Commercial Real Estate Market Update Presented by Bob Knakal, Chairman Investment Sales, JLL

9:30 AM

View From the Top: A Market Outlook from New York’s Leading Commercial Real Estate Leaders

10:15 AM

No Stone Left Unturned: Alternative and Emerging Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

10:55 AM

Networking Break

11:25 AM

The Secret of Our Success: Leading Office Experts Views on Today’s Market

12:10 PM

It’s a Jungle Out There: Best Practices, New Opportunities, and Pitfalls to Avoid in Today’s Retail Market

12:50 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM

Lunch Workshop – Tax Minimization Strategy Update: Opportunity Zones, Tax Incentives & Credits

1:35 PM

Dollars and Sense: An Investor Outlook into The CRE Market

2:15 PM

Closing Remarks

2:20 PM

Networking Reception

Roundtables

If you are interested in participating in a closed-door roundtable,
contact Scott Milliken at scott@greenpearlevents.com .

9:30 AM

Office Roundtable

9:30 AM

Retail Owner Roundtable

Agenda

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

Hosted by:

 

8:00 AM

Tenants and Subtenants: What You Should Know

Master tenants and subtenants; disputes between different types of tenants or between commercial landlords and various classes of tenants (regarding occupancy limits, guests, residency or usage restrictions, rental rates, payment terms and obligations, etc.); additional issues raised by the presence of subtenants (their rights, status, designation, notification to landlords, etc.); related eviction or successor occupancy issues; etc.

Presenters:

  • Shari Laskowitz, Of Counsel, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti
  • Amol Pachnanda, Partner, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti

8:55 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:00 AM

A New York Commercial Real Estate Market Update Presented by Bob Knakal, Chairman Investment Sales, JLL

Bob Knakal will present the current state of the New York commercial market, comparing and contrasting trends across all commercial asset classes throughout the region. Get the skinny on the key metrics affecting your real estate business.

9:30 AM

View From the Top: A Market Outlook from New York’s Leading Commercial Real Estate Leaders

This session will bring together some of the region’s most prominent commercial real estate leaders to discuss of the industry’s biggest issues. Learn how are these top players adjusting their strategies going forward for the remainder of the year and beyond?

  • What are their lessons learned from the development process over the last year?
  • How trends translate into tangible innovations?
  • What is the outlook for development and new construction in the next few years?
  • What works / doesn’t work in today’s office market?
  • How changing your lease terms can give your space a competitive advantage?

Moderator:

  • Ron Lagnado, Partner, Mazars

Panelists:

  • Joe Ben-Zvi, COO, The Guarantors
  • Kenneth Fisher, Partner, Fisher Brothers
  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO, L&L MAG
  • Francis Greenburger, Chairman & CEO, Time Equities
  • Pam Swidler, Global Head of RE Transactions, WeWork

10:15 AM

No Stone Left Unturned: Alternative and Emerging Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

As traditional commercial real estate opportunities become harder to pencil out, developers and investors are thinking “outside the box” to achieve their objectives. Many are turning to alternative and emerging sectors, such as multi-level fulfillment centers, health care & life science facilities, adaptive reuse office spaces, and short-term rental hotel hybrids. Hear from leaders who own, invest in and develop in these up and coming asset classes, as they share their perspectives on the current state and future emerging trends in the commercial real estate market.

  • Opportunities Zones – Where to find them and what should you watch out for?
  • How to capitalize on undervalued asset types?
  • Where can fulfillment centers succeed?
  • What impacts will transportation have in neighborhood expansion?
  • Where are investors turning to find deals today?

Moderator:

  • Jonathan Hageman, Managing Director, JLL

Panelists:

  • Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager – NY Development, Lendlease
  • Jeff Hendler, CEO, Logical Buildings
  • Dov Hertz, Founder, DH Property Holdings
  • Sarang Peruri, Principal, Oxford Capital Group
  • Julie Stein, SVP & Executive Director of Sunset Park, New York City Economic Development Corp.

10:55 AM

Networking Break

Hosted by:

 

11:25 AM

The Secret of Our Success: Leading Office Experts Views on Today’s Market

The office market saw one of its best transactions years in a generation in 2018. Fed by record deals, a steady stream of large investments, the rise of Opportunity Zones, major growth in flexible office space and large developments in Hudson Yards, Long Island City, and Brooklyn coming online, owners and developers throughout the five boroughs are navigating a landscape ripe with positive activity. However, not everything has a silver lining. Once core markets like Midtown now have dark clouds on the horizon as many long-standing tenants are looking to go to more innovative office products downtown or across the river once their current leases expire. How can office players adapt to today’s strong market while keeping their eyes on potential challenging future?

  • How can old properties compete with newly constructed office space?
  • How are demographics driving change in office properties?
  • How can technology improve a flexible office?
  • How can changing your lease terms give your space a competitive advantage?
  • What are tenants looking for?

Moderator:

  • Abe Schlisselfeld, Partner, Marks Paneth

Panelists:

  • Craig Deitelzweig, President & CEO, MARX Realty
  • William Elder, EVP & Managing Director, RXR Realty
  • Leslie Himmel, Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff Properties
  • Michael Kazmierski, Principal & Director – Acquisitions, Kaufman Organization
  • Richard Morell, EVP Business Development, Equiem

12:10 PM

It’s a Jungle Out There: Best Practices, New Opportunities, and Pitfalls to Avoid in Today’s Retail Market

Few sectors in real estate are in greater flux than the retail market. Yet is it as bad as people say it is? As traditional retail storefronts are struggling to survive, there are opportunities for development and investment. How do retailers view this market? What are the key factors that would cause them to adapt their footprint? Which neighborhoods are they looking at? And how are retailers and retail space operators innovating to stay relevant today?

  • How to identify which retailers are likely to succeed (or not)?
  • How are operators creating spaces that can accommodate change?
  • How are the city’s newest retail developments performing?
  • What retail property types are hitting and missing the mark?
  • What do future lease terms look like?

Moderator:

  • Joe Ben-Zvi, COO, The Guarantors

Panelists:

  • Chris Conlon, EVP & COO, Acadia Realty Trust
  • Susan Fine, Principal, Fine Development Partners
  • Al Laboz, Principal, United American Land
  • Nina Roket, Partner, Olshan Frome Wolosky

12:50 PM

Networking Lunch

Hosted by:

 

1:00 PM

Lunch Workshop – Tax Minimization Strategy Update: Opportunity Zones, Tax Incentives & Credits

The presentation is designed to provide the latest updates to Federal, State, and Local Energy & Specialty Tax Incentives and provide clarity to the design, qualification and certification process to maximize results and cost savings on Purchases, Renovations, Improvements and New Construction projects. During this presentation, you will be able to understand how to capture and best utilize Cost Segregation, Energy Tax Credits (like 179D for commercial buildings and 45L tax credits for residential and multi-family projects). In addition, this presentation includes special information about Opportunity Zones, how they work and how to take advantage of their special tax status.

Presented by:

  • Michael D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Engineered Tax Services

1:35 PM

Dollars and Sense: An Investor Outlook into The CRE Market

Investment in today’s commercial real estate market is challenging as good deals are harder to come by. With asset prices at all-time highs and rents moving sideways or down, locally and nationally, where to invest and what to do next are difficult questions to answer. Hear from top investors who put money to work locally and nationally across all property types as they discuss where they see opportunity today.

  • What to do when available deals haven’t kept up with available capital?
  • What asset types are foreign capital sources looking at?
  • Which capital sources are pulling back and who is stepping up?
  • How should you utilize mezzanine financing and preferred equity to make deals work in today’s climate?

Moderator:

  • Toby Moskovits, CEO, Heritage Equity Partners

Panelists:

  • Aaron Appel, Vice Chairman – Head of NYC Capital Markets, JLL
  • Spencer Garfield, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
  • Daniel Rudin, Director – U.S. Real Estate, Angelo, Gordon & Co.
  • David Schonbraun, Co-Chief Investment Officer, SL Green Realty

2:15 PM

Closing Remarks

2:20 PM

Networking Reception

Roundtables

If you are interested in participating in a closed-door roundtable,
contact Scott Milliken at scott@greenpearlevents.com .

9:30 AM

Office Roundtable

9:30 AM

Retail Owner Roundtable

Companies Attending (partial list)

  • 5 Arch
  • A.Y. Strauss
  • AECOM
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Ames Associates
  • AR Global
  • Arcturus
  • Armstrong World Industires
  • Avison Young
  • Axxis Real Estate
  • Baker Hostetler
  • Brian Wishneff & associates
  • CanAm Capital Partners
  • Candlewood Investors
  • Capital One
  • Carter Ledyard & Milburn
  • CCC NYC
  • CFO Consulting Partners
  • Cherre
  • CNY Group
  • Commercial Observer
  • Cooper Carry
  • CSSI – Cost Segregation Services
  • Dealpath
  • Debtwire ABS
  • Dewberry
  • Diversified Equities Corporation
  • DLC Management
  • Ecosave
  • Ecosystem Energy Services
  • Edison Properties
  • Enertiv
  • EQ Office
  • ESD Global
  • Euro Capital Properties
  • FCA Orbita Group
  • Fidelity National Title
  • First American Title
  • GHC Development
  • HALIO SMART GLASS
  • Himmel + Meringoff Properties
  • JOSS Realty
  • Keller Augusta
  • KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Knock
  • Kouzmanoff Bainton Architects
  • KRE
  • Kushner
  • LANGAN
  • Lockton Companies
  • Madison International Realty
  • Metropolitan Valuation Services
  • Milstein Brothers Real Estate
  • Mintz Levin
  • Occupier
  • Office Furniture Heaven
  • Philton Contracting
  • Planned Companies
  • Quinn PR
  • Red Swan
  • RiverOak Investment
  • RK Commercial RE
  • Schimenti Construction Company
  • Scott Brownrigg + Crown
  • Soroban Capital Partners
  • Spaceflow
  • Spire Group
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • STUDIOS Architecture
  • Support Buildings of New York
  • Sutton Alliance
  • Tarter Krinky & Drogin
  • The Falcon Group
  • The Moinian Group
  • Transwestern
  • Tungdot
  • Vaco
  • VJ Associates
  • Welby, Brady & Greenblatt
  • Wright Partners

Get Involved


Speakers & Agenda
John Ward
(917) 445-6029
jward@greenpearlevents.com


Attendee Registrations
Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
scott@greenpearlevents.com


Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3940
amber@greenpearlevents.com

Why Attend?

Hear what retailers are doing to create defensible strategies

Meet capital sources from across the globe looking for U.S. deals

Understand what corporate office tenants want and need today

Gain specific market insight on key CRE market trendlines

Conference Chair

JLL

Lead Sponsor

Sponsors

Aggressive Energy
AmTrust
Engineered-Tax-Services
Equiem
Ingram
Kinestral
Logical Buildings
Marks Paneth
Olshan Frome Wolosky
Prestige Title Agency
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The Guarantors
WeWork

Venue

The New York Academy of Sciences
WTC 7, 40th Floor
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
New York City

Map & Directions

New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St.
New York City

MAP

About the Venue

For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.

Throughout its history, the Academy’s Membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks of life, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and many more. Today, the Academy numbers over 20,000 Members in 100+ countries, with a President’s Council that includes 30 Nobel Laureates, and a distinguished Board of Governors comprised of leaders from business, academia, and philanthropy.

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